• [ November 28, 2012 ]
    Ames, IA

  • Workshop: Strengthening the Professoriate


Effective Broader Impacts Evaluation Practices for Grants

November 28, 2012

Ames, IA


The New Science Foundation Grant Proposal Guide, which will go into effect in January 2013, states:

“When evaluating NSF proposals, reviewers will be asked to consider what the proposers want to do, why they want to do it, how they plan to do it, how they will know if they succeed, and what benefits could accrue if the project is successful. These issues apply both to the technical aspects of the proposal and the way in which the project may make broader contributions.” See NFS GPG Chapter III.A.2

NSF is now asking that principal investigators (PIs) have assessment and evaluation measures built into their proposals for both the intellectual merit and broader impacts review criterion. To assist PIs with their broader impacts effort, Iowa State University is offering a workshop, “Broader Impacts Evaluation,” as part of its SP@ISU, Strengthening the Professoriate effort. The workshop, to be held Nov. 28, 2012 at the Iowa State Memorial Union, will:

  • Provide PIs with evaluation techniques that meet these new NSF standards.
  • Give PIs currently working, or interested in working, with undergraduate research or K-12 outreach an opportunity to hear from experts in evaluation for each area.
  • Allow PIs to interact with speakers, panel experts, and each other to discuss specific questions and broader impacts activities.

More Information

This workshop is open to all graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff.  Participants need not attend both morning and afternoon sessions.  Lunch will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 for all participants.

Click here to register.

This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number EPS-1101284.